Annapurna by Maurice Herzog
The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Sports Illustrated “Those who have never seen the Himalayas, those who never care to risk an assault, will know when they finish this book that they have been a companion of greatness.”—New York Times Book Review In 1950, when no mountain taller than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed, Maurice Herzog led an expedition of French climbers to the summit of an 8,075-meter (26,493-foot) Himalayan peak called Annapurna. But unlike other climbs, the routes up Annapurna had never been charted. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using crude maps, pick out a single untried route, and go for the summit. Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this heroic climb and of its harrowing aftermath, including a nightmare descent of frostbite, snow blindness, and near death. Herzog’s masterful narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time. This new edition—due for publication shortly before the sixtieth anniversary of the Annapurna ascent on June 3, 2010—will feature a new foreword by Conrad Anker.

About Maurice Herzog

See more books from this Author
Maurice Herzog is a legendary French mountaineer and sports administrator. In 1950 he became the first person to conquer an 8,000-meter peak, Annapurna. His accomplishment was surpassed only when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest in 1953. 
Published May 18, 2010 by Lyons Press. 240 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Annapurna

An aggregated and normalized score based on 18 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review